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Senate Republicans escalate their party’s war on empiricism to new heights. Read more


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Highlights from our coverage as we move into the historic Senate impeachment trial Read more


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Here are the senators and representatives who own stock in Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and other top defense contractors. Read more

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No federal law permits public employees to unionize. That needs to change. Read more

Economic Policy

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How the impeachment trial might play out among Republicans and Democrats in the Senate Read more


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There were two ways to stop Trump’s unilateral war-making, and the Speaker chose the one he can’t veto. Read more


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The four biggest tech firms are all opening offices in a very specific section of Manhattan, which happens to be the home district of one of their chief antagonists in Washington. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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As dire climate change projections mount, one in four members of Congress is invested in oil, gas, or coal interests. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: It’s high time we ditched America’s undemocratic institutions Read more


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the federal poverty line to better reflect the realities of modern life. The Trump administration wants to do the opposite. Read more

Economic Policy

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Today on TAP: Will Romney vote with Dems on Senate impeachment rules? Read more


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By repealing the individual mandate, which is now functionally inert, the House Speaker can invalidate a push to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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A note on why impeachment feels more like a performance than a historic moment Read more


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For the second year in a row, janitors and security guards at federal buildings and other contract employees won’t get back pay from last winter’s 35-day shutdown, which continues to cause financial stress. Read more

Working in America

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The government funding bill, assembled amid the distractions of the holidays, again prioritizes corporate handouts. Read more


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The Senate majority leader’s prerogative will govern only the third Senate trial of a president in American history. Read more


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U.S. and U.K. electoral systems allow evenly spread minorities to beat majorities concentrated geographically. But there are options to counteract that. Read more

America and the World

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Gabriel Furshong

Congress will finally pass a bill that restores their sovereignty. Read more

Law and Justice

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The staffers, several of whom work for reps on the subcommittee overseeing pharmaceuticals, met with executives from drug companies Merck and Genentech. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The provisions could draw greater scrutiny to prices the manufacturer charges the government for parts. Read more

Money, Politics and Power